Prevent Child Abuse America Blog

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August 26 2019

A message from Dr. Melissa Merrick on child separations at the US border

Recent reports have made clear that children continue to be separated from their parents and…

July 31 2019

Dr. Melissa Merrick responds to US Olympic Committee reform legislation

At Prevent Child Abuse America, we envision a world where no child ever experiences the…

July 24 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Healthy Families America Receives Highest Rating from Federal Evaluator

Chicago—Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) announced today that its signature evidence-based home visiting program,…

July 17 2019

ACTION ALERT: Contact the Senate HELP Committee today and ask them to increase authorization levels and funding for CAPTA

Originally enacted in 1974, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is the only…

July 15 2019

A message from Dr. Melissa Merrick

Today, my first day at Prevent Child Abuse America, marks the beginning of a new…

June 18 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Melissa Merrick Named New President & CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America

Chicago—Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) announced today that after a nationwide search its board…

May 21 2019

ACTION ALERT: Contact your senator today and ask him/her to fully fund the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)

Originally enacted in 1974, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is the only…

May 7 2019

Celebrate all moms on Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, join us in celebrating moms across the country. Here are a few…

April 10 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Prevent Child Abuse America Announces Successful Re-chartering of Iowa & Mississippi Chapters, Environments for Innovation and Collaboration

Chicago—Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) announced today that Prevent Child Abuse Iowa (PCA Iowa)…